My eBay buy was kindly dropped off by the seller today. 2001 AVRI '52 - very clean for a 13 year old guitar with just one chip on the body from where it was hit by a falling mic! My other 52 RI is a 2008 and comparing the two, this one is much lighter. I know a lot of you like this, but I prefer a heavier guitar. Not really an issue though. Body grain is not as pretty as the 2008, and it is slightly more orange in colour. Again, not a biggie. The neck though is beautiful - pics don't do it justice but wonderful 3D figuring on the back and fretboard. Very nice. And plays beautifully. Will be replacing the Duncan quarter pounders with Fender Vintage Originals. Now to spend the evening learning the guitar parts off the new Brad Paisley album using my new toy!!